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Encyclopedia > Music College

A music school or conservatory is an institution dedicated to teaching the art of music, including playing of musical instruments, musical composition, musicianship, music history and music theory. The terms conservatoire and conservatorium are also used in some English-speaking countries when referring to music schools.

In some music schools, other standard subjects taught as secondary (such as at the Yehudi Menuhin School).


Prominent music schools


  • Conservatorio Nacional de Música


  • Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec (nine schools) See Conservatoires du Québec (http://www.mcc.gouv.qc.ca/conservatoire/conservatoire.htm)
  • Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto)
  • Faculty of Music: McGill University See [1] (http://music.mcgill.ca)




  • Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (Berlin)
  • Hochschule für Musik Detmold
  • Hochschule für Musik Dresden
  • Hochschule für Musik Köln
  • de:Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen

The Netherlands


  • Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia


  • Centro Superior de Música del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian/Donostia
  • Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceo, Barcelona
  • Conservatorio Superior de Música, Cordoba
  • Conservatorio Superior de Música, Murcia
  • Conservatorio Superior de Música, Salamanca
  • Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña, Barcelona
  • Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia, Madrid
  • Real Conservatorio Superior de Música, Madrid



Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Secondary and younger


  Results from FactBites:
Music at Goshen College - Music education, Music performance, Music history, Music theory, Piano Pedagogy, Church Music (735 words)
We believe musical expression is a human manifestation of the divine creative impulse and, as such, serves as a window into the individual soul, a bridge between human beings and a means of shared religious experience.
Majors in music performance or research are well versed in music theory, literature and history and apply that background to voice, piano, chamber music, jazz combos, opera, choral groups, orchestra or ensembles.
Music majors with a performance emphasis develop skills that enrich their lives, like serving the church and community or entering graduate study at major universities throughout the country.
McNally Smith College of Music – Receive a Music Education from the top music college and music school (157 words)
You want a music education that connects you to the industry, to your inner voice, to new worlds of possibility.
At McNally Smith College of Music, you’ll explore your passion for music from both sides of the Atlantic at a music college with a unique hands-on music education curriculum that immerses you in today’s technology, nurtures your vision and develops your talents.
McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offering music education and degrees in Music Performance, Recording Technology, and Music Business.
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